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RE: New version help
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Fred Mülder <hotdog at icon dot co dot za>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 20:53:21 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: New version help
- References: <CCEEIJGGCAJKAOCPBHADKEFMCAAA.firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
You didn't read that document carefully enough. The output requested was
that of "cygcheck -svr", not "cygcheck -c". Also, the output should be
*attached* to the message as a text attachment, not included inline as you
did (this helps minimize false positives on archive searches). Please do
this, and there should be enough information in that output to try
diagnosing your problem.
On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Fred Mülder wrote:
> Thanks for the reply. Cygcheck returns version 1.32, and my package
> information as follows:
> C:\cygwin\bin>cygcheck -c
> Cygwin Package Information
> Package Version
> As in the previous version I ran (unfortunately I don't have it anymore),
> when executing the Cygwin desktop icon, gave me a prompt as per tutorial I
> found that goes as follows:
> you@I23 ~
> $ _
> From here I could cd to a any folder on my c: drive, and compile c++
> programs etc. With this new version I am getting only the bash-2.05b$ prompt
> from where nothing works. I can't change directories, g++ --version returns
> a "command not found" error. I read a lot about setting a path, but I'm not
> sure where it should point to exactly, and trying to set a path does not
> work either. When I type only "cd", it gives the error "/home/Hotdog: No
> such file or directory".
> I am running WinXP with SP1 and the latest security patch. I am possibly
> missing something important, but I can't put my finger on it. I removed the
> older version of Cygwin using the procedure as described in the FAQ before
> installing this 1.32 version.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Igor Pechtchanski [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 24 August 2003 04:13 PM
> To: Fred Mülder
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: New version help
> On Sun, 24 Aug 2003, Fred Mülder wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have used an older version of Cygwin before. With the new version when I
> > click on the icon, I get stuck with a console prompt that says bash-2.05b$,
> > and I am sort of lost from there, as I can't change directory, neither can I
> > use g++, tar or any other command. I am lost. Can someone please tell me
> > where I am, and how to get to a point where I can help myself again?
> > Thanks in advance!
> > Fred
> Please read <http://cygwin.com/problems.html>, in particular the bit about
> attaching cygcheck output. This output will contain the information about
> your machine and your Cygwin installation. The cygcheck executable should
> be in c:\cygwin\bin, provided you installed in the standard suggested
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